Raspberry Oat Bars

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(Last Updated On: April 25, 2022)

Baked Vegan Raspberry Oat Bars

These vegan raspberry oat bars are rich, chewy and delicious as a snack or for breakfast!

 

They are packed with fruity flavor as well as some brown sugar and vanilla.

 

These bars are in the oven in no time and are irresistibly tasty – the bottom layer is super chewy with a fruity center, and then the top crumble gets a little crunchy.

 

You’re going to love these baked oatmeal bars!

 

Three bars stacked on wooden stand.

If you’re making these bars for breakfast, there is an option in the recipe card to use banana, maple syrup and a little oil in place of the butter and sugar, but both are delicious versions to start the day!

 

If you are making these for dessert, you can also make a little glaze with powdered sugar and milk to add a little extra sweetness (like the glaze on my Vegan Apple Muffins), it also looks amazing!

 

Raspberry jam is my favorite thing to bake with though, I also love it in my Vegan Almond Thumbprint Cookies!

 

Bars on serving platter.

INGREDIENTS

  • Flour – I used all-purpose, you can also use a 1:1 gluten-free blend.
  • Oats – Be sure to use whole oats and not steel-cut.
  • Brown Sugar – Adds the perfect sweetness and added flavor, you can cut back to 1/2 cup for less sugar.
  • Vegan Butter – I use Country Crock plant-butter, just be sure to use vegan butter sticks that taste good!
  • Raspberry Jam – Any brand will work, organic is best!
  • Vanilla Extract – Love the flavors of vanilla and raspberry together.
  • Baking Powder – To add just a little rise to the cookie bars.
  • Salt – Just a pinch to bring out the flavors.

 

Oat bar ingredients in bowls.

How to Make Raspberry Crumble Oatmeal Bars

Making the Oat Mixture

To begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then add parchment paper or aluminum foil to an 8×8 baking pan and lightly grease for easy removal.

 

Then, mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl until combined, and pour in the melted vegan butter and vanilla and mix well.

 

Add about 3/4 of this mixture to your prepared pan and spread out and gently press down.

 

Assembling and Baking

Now, evenly spread the jam on top of the oat mixture and evenly spread out.

 

Crumble the remaining oat mixture on top of the jam, leaving some holes of jam showing through.

 

Bake for 28-32 minutes, or until the berries are bubbling and the topping is light brown.

 

Cool and cut into bars – I like to cool for about 10 minutes, and then place on a hot pad in the fridge.

 

When the bars are cooled they are much easier to cut into perfect squares. 

 

STORING

You can store these bars in an airtight container in the fridge for five days for best results.

 

Oat bar with bite taken out.

Raspberry Oatmeal Cookie Bars Recipe

I love baking up these oatmeal crumble bars for just about every occasion.

 

They are perfect to take along on picnics, BBQs, birthdays, holidays and more.

 

The recipe is also perfect for making with kids as it has just a few ingredients and is made in one bowl – it’s fun crumbling the top oat layer over the jam!

 

If you’re looking for more sweet vegan oat recipes try my Vegan Oatmeal Cream Pies, Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies, Baked Maple Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars or Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies next!

 

Bars on wooden serving plate.

Three bars stacked on wooden stand.

Raspberry Oat Bars

Yield: 9 Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These easy vegan raspberry oat bars are sweet and chewy with a crumble topping. Easy baked oatmeal cookie bars that are easily gluten free.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 Cups Flour*
  • 3/4 Cups Whole Oats
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Vegan Butter, melted
  • 10 oz. Raspberry Jam
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add parchment paper or aluminum foil to an 8x8 baking pan and lightly grease.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Add melted vegan butter and vanilla and mix until evenly incorporated
  4. Add 3/4 of this mixture to prepared pan and gently press down.
  5. Evenly spread jam on top, then crumble remaining oat mixture evenly around top.
  6. Bake for 28-32 minutes, or until berries are bubbling and topping is light brown.
  7. Cool for about 10 minutes, then I like to place on a hot pad in the fridge to easier cutting and faster cooling! Chilled bars will cut easily into perfect squares.

Notes

*Use a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend for gluten free.

**If you want a version for breakfast, you can substitute the butter and sugar in the recipe for 1/2 mashed banana, 1/2 cup maple syrup and 2 tbsp oil.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 74mgCarbohydrates: 55gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 3g

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